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by Souljah, Sister
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Topic: African Americans
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by Birch, Ian; Marchbank, Pearce
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favorite 3
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Topics: Popular Music, Punk, New Wave
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favorite 6
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Includes bibliographical references, discography, filmography, and index
Topics: Rap (Music), Hip-hop, Music, Rap (Musique), Hip-hop, Musique, Hip-hop, Music, Rap (Music), Hip-Hop,...
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by Ochs, Michael, 1943-
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favorite 6
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Includes index
Topic: Sound recordings
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by O'Hara, Craig
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by Jones, Lesley-Ann
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favorite 7
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Mercury, Freddie, Rock musicians
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by Davis, Stephen, 1947-
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favorite 2
comment 1
Includes bibliographical references (p. 423-425) index
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Guns n' Roses (Musical group), Rock musicians
Topic: Popular music
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by Shapiro, Peter, 1969-; Lee, Iara
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favorite 8
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Includes indexes
Topics: Electronic music, Music, Music and technology, Musique électronique, Musique, Musique et...
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by Fort Worth Museum of Art (Fort Worth); Celant (Germano) Collection
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favorite 6
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Discography; biog
Topic: Artists' recordings
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by Harry, Debbie; Stein, Chris; Bockris, Victor, 1949-
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favorite 2
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paper, 192 p. Reprint.
Topics: Popular Music, Punk, New Wave, Rock, Blondie, Autobiography, Band History, New York City, USA,...
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texts
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favorite 3
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Salsa (Music), Popular music, Popular music
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by Clapton, Eric
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Includes index
Topics: Clapton, Eric, Clapton, Eric, Rock musicians
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by Joseph, John, 1962-
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favorite 2
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Topics: Joseph, John, 1962-, Cro-Mags (Musical group), Punk rock music, Hardcore (Music)
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favorite 12
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 308-314) and index
Topics: Motion picture music, Filmmuziek, Film, Musique de, Filmmusik, Cinema Films (Motion pictures) Music
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by American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers; Jaques Cattell Press
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favorite 1
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Includes index
Topics: American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Music, Music
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by Vermorel, Fred; Vermorel, Judy
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favorite 3
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Previous ed., London, W.H. Allen, 1981
Topic: Sex Pistols
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by Grossman, Stefan
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Publisher's nos.: BN 25985 (book) ; 25984 (disc) ; 25983 (book & discs)
Topics: Guitar music (Blues), Blues (Music), Country music, Blues (Music), Country music, Guitar music...
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by Savage, Jon
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Introduction -- Heaven and hell : Marie Bashkirtseff and Jesse Pomeroy -- Nationalists and decadents : the European counter-revolution -- Hooligans and apaches : juvenile delinquency and the mass media -- L. Frank Baum and the dreamland of Oz -- America and adolescence -- Peter Pan and the Boy Scouts : imperial British youth -- High-school freshmen and factory fodder : American adolescence and industry -- Wandervogel and neo pagans : Europe's back to nature movements -- Nickleodeons and animal...
Topics: Teenagers, Youth, Teenagers, Teenagers, Popular culture, Subculture, Social history
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by Goossens, Jerry, 1965-; Vedder, Jeroen, 1964-
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 125)
Topics: Youth, Punk culture, Punk rock music, Punk rock musicians, Punk
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by Wall, Mick
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favorite 2
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"First published in Great Britain by Orion Books."--T.p. verso
Topics: Metallica (Musical group), Rock musicians, Heavy metal (Music)
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by Jenkins, Sacha
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favorite 5
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Includes discographies
Topic: Rap (Music)
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by Rôya Caudhurī, Vimalakānta
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favorite 2
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"In this English version 'Gharana-table' has been left out because we plan to publish another book on gharana, where the subject will be dealt with separately in detail"--P. [vii]
Topics: Hindustani music, Music
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by Monk, Noel E; Guterman, Jimmy
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favorite 2
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [237]-238)
Topics: Sex Pistols (Musical group), Punk rock musicians
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by Coleman, Brian, 1970-
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favorite 4
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Includes index
Topics: Rap (Music), Rap musicians
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Topics: Popular culture, Break dancing, Rap (Music), Graffiti
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Originally published: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1986. (Cambridge studies in ethnomusicology)
Topics: Sufi music, Sufi music, Qawwālī
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by Kaufmann, Walter, 1907-1984
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favorite 5
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Music, Carnatic music, Carnatic music, Raga, Musique, Musique carnatique, Musique carnatique,...
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by Reynolds, Simon, 1963-; Press, Joy, 1966-
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favorite 3
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Feminism and music, Rock music, Women rock musicians, Music, Sexism in music, Popmuziek, Feminisme,...
Translation of: La musique expliquée comme science et comme art et considérée dans ses rapports analogiques avec les mystères religieux, la mythologie ancienne et l'historie de la terre
Topics: Music, Music and literature, Music, Art and music
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by Neal, Charles
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favorite 3
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Cover title
Topics: Popular music, Alternative, Avant-garde, Experimental Rock, Interview, Punk
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by Leigh, Mickey; McNeil, Legs
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favorite 1
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"A Touchstone book."
Topics: Ramone, Joey, 1951-2001, Ramones (Musical group), Rock musicians
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by Hebdige, Dick
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favorite 2
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Topic: Subkultur
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by Schuller, Gunther
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favorite 1
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Includes index
Topics: Jazz, Jazz, Jazz
"A Quintent book"--T.p. verso
Topics: Guitar music (Rock), Guitar, Rock music, Guitar, Guitar
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by James, Etta, 1938-; Ritz, David
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favorite 0
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Includes discography (p. [265]) and index
Topics: James, Etta, 1938-, Rhythm and Blues, Women singers, African American singers, Singers
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by Smith, Patti, author
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M Train is a journey through eighteen "stations." It begins in the tiny Greenwich Village cafâe where Smith goes every morning for black coffee, ruminates on the world as it is and the world as it was, and writes in her notebook. We then travel across a landscape of creative aspirations and inspirations: from Frida Kahlo's Casa Azul in Mexico, to a meeting of an Arctic explorer's society in Berlin; from the ramshackle seaside bungalow in New York's Far Rockaway that Smith buys just...
Topics: Smith, Patti, Smith, Fred, 1949-1994, Smith, Patti, Smith, Patti, Women rock musicians, Rock...
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by Schechter, Scott, 1961-2009
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 403-404) and indexes
Topics: Garland, Judy, Garland, Judy, Singers, Biographie
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by Baraka, Amiri, 1934-
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: African Americans, Blues (Music), Jazz, African Americans, African Americans, Jazz, African...
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by Hille, Waldemar, 1908-1995. edt
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Principally for voice and piano, with interlinear words and chord symbols; guitar chords on p. 128
Topics: Songbooks, Folk songs, English, Folk music, National songs, Working class, Topical songs, Political...
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by Swenson, John
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Topic: Jazz
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by Daniélou, Alain
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"A revised version with an abridged text and numerous additional notations of raga-s."
Topics: Hindustani music, Hindustani music
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Includes bibliographical references, discography (p. 554-556), and index
Topics: Zappa, Frank, Music
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by Caroline Coon.
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comment 1
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Zabavna glasba
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by Ambler, Eric, 1909-
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"Vintage books."
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by Marley, Rita; Jones, Hettie
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favorite 3
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Topics: Marley, Rita, Marley, Bob, Reggae musicians
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Distributor from label on t.p
Topic: Banjo
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by Gioia, Ted
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 399]-402), discography (p. 403-418), and index
Topic: Jazz
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by Miles, Barry, 1943-
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favorite 3
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Compiled by Miles
Topics: Rock musicians, Photography, Erotic
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by Filiberto, Roger
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Cover title
Topics: Hawaiian guitar, Instruction manuals
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by Frith, Simon; Horne, Howard, 1951-
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Bibliography: p. 183-198
Topics: Rock music, Art and music, Popmuziek, Beeldende kunsten, Beïnvloeding, Kunst, Popmusik,...
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by Jones, Bob, 1932-; Brown, Stacy, 1968-
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An arresting development -- From Fort Worth to Hollywood -- Send me your poor, your disenfranchised (however, please allow them to be white) -- The honeymoon -- The king and the princess -- What's love got to do with it? -- Enemies be damned -- Hall of shame -- Financial history -- The devil himself
Topics: Jackson, Michael, 1958-2009, Jones, Bob, 1932-, Jackson, Michael (Sänger), Rock musicians, Public...
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by Whitburn, Joel
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favorite 3
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Rev. ed. of: Billboard top 1000 singles, 1955-1987. c1988
Topics: Popular music, Popular music
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favorite 2
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1: Piano fighter -- Wild age -- Poor poor pitiful me -- The French inhaler -- Frank and Jesse James -- Werewolves of London -- Backs turned looking down the path -- When Johnny strikes up the band -- Mohammed's radio -- 2: Lawyers, guns and money -- Tenderness on the block -- I'll sleep when I'm dead -- Empty-handed heart -- Bad luck streak in dancing school -- Play it all night long -- Detox mansion -- Bed of coals -- Splendid isolation -- Down in the mall -- 3: Mutineer -- Searching for a...
Topics: Zevon, Warren, Rock musicians
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Topics: Guitar, Improvisation (Music)
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by Arnaz, Desi, 1917-1986
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favorite 9
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Autobiography
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Arnaz, Desi, 1917-1986
Books to Borrow
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-247) and index
Topics: Music and science, Music, Science, Mathematics
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"The original official monthly magazine."
Topics: Beatles, Rock groups
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by Sabin, Roger, 1961-
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paper, 247 p
Topics: Popular Music, Punk, Rock, Cultural Studies, History, UK, England, Essays, Punk rock music
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by Performance Group; Schechner, Richard, 1934- ed; Eberstadt, Frederick, illus; Euripides. Bacchae
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"The play text of Dionysus in 69 is based on group improvisation, composition by members of The Performance Group and ... Euripides's the Bacchae."
Topics: Dionysus (Greek deity), Pentheus (Greek mythology), Bacchantes
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by Waring, Dennis, 1944-; Raymond, David; Randall, Thomas
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Includes index
Topics: Electric guitar, Bass guitar, Guitare électrique, Guitare basse, Elektrogitarrenbau, Elektrobass,...
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [637]-640)
Topics: Folklore, Tales, Legends
Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Jones, Brian, 1942-1969, Hendrix, Jimi, Joplin, Janis, Morrison, Jim, 1943-1971, Cobain, Kurt,...
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by Jairazbhoy, Nazir Ali, 1927-
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Bibliography: p. 211-212
Topic: Raga
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by Patoski, Joe Nick, 1951-
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Discography: p. 282-289
Topics: Selena, 1971-1995, Tejano musicians, Mexican American women singers
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by Lamparski, Richard
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favorite 4
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Based on the author's radio program, Whatever became of ...?
Topic: Performing arts
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by Cohn, Lawrence, 1932-
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Discography: p. 410-413
Topics: Blues (Music), Blues, Musici, Zangkunst, Jazz, Blues, Bluesmusiker, Aufsatzsammlung, Blues (Music),...
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by Mitchell, Tony, 1949-
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favorite 3
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Includes bibliographical references, discographies, videographies, and index
Topics: Rap (Music), Hip-hop
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by Davis, Miles; Troupe, Quincy
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Includes index
Topics: Davis, Miles, Jazz musicians
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by Barrett, Leonard E
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Bibliography: p. 251-254
Topic: Rastafari movement
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by Iommi, Tony; Lammers, T. J
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"Reprinted by arrangement with Simon & Schuster UK"--T.p. verso
Topics: Iommi, Tony, Black Sabbath (Musical group), Guitarists, Heavy metal (Music), Rock musicians
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by Guralnick, Peter
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Maps on lining papers
Topics: Presley, Elvis, 1935-1977, Rock musicians
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-264) and indexes
Topics: Music, Music, Music in art
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by Whitburn, Joel
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"Compiled from Billboard's 'Best selling singles' charts, 1940-1955."
Topic: Popular music
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by George, Nelson
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [213]-215) and index
Topics: Rap (Music), Hip hop, Popular culture, Music, Hip-Hop, Geschichte